Farzaneh Shamsfakhr is an In-house Consultant at CEPS.
She was a Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Chair of Macroeconomics (Essen) and Research Student at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Chair of Microeconomics, and Chair of Public Finance and Economic Policy (Bochum). Before joining RUB, Farzaneh worked as an Economist in Central Bank of Iran, Economic Research and Policy Department, for several years (Tehran).
Farzaneh has over ten years of professional experience in economic research and quantitative analysis. She collaborated on several research projects in the field of macroeconomics, labor economics, public finance, and monetary policy.
She was part of the research team at the Chair of Public Finance and Economic Policy at RUB, conducting an empirical study on multinational profit shifting from less developed countries. At the Chair of Microeconomics at RUB, she provided research assistance to the team in projects focused on the consequences of violent conflict on labour supply, migration, and psychological well-being.
During her Ph.D. Farzaneh focused on quantitative macroeconomic modelling, developing and estimating DSGE models. Her research projects involved business cycle analysis, economic and labor market outcomes of health shocks. She has extensive experience in data collection and analysis, economic modelling, and econometrics. She has worked with both microeconometric and macroeconometric techniques.
She has also experience with survey methods. Farzaneh completed her Ph.D. at University of Duisburg-Essen and received her M.Sc in Economics from Ruhr University Bochum (RUB).
Mother tongue Farsi, she is fluent in English and has some knowledge of German.